Eventing - Irish Team Finishes 7th of 13
Irish Eventing team today (Sunday) finished 7th overall out of 13
teams competing at the World Equestrian Games despite two of its
four members being eliminated following falls on the strong cross-country
O' Flynn on Kilnadeema Star racked up just eight faults on the show
jumping stage today, while Patricia Donegan on Don't Step Back took
17 penalties, leaving the Irish team with an overall score of 1214.40
Jane O'Flynn came highest of the Irish, in 20th position, while
Susan Shortt on Just Beauty Queen finished in 28th, with zero penalties
in show jumping today. Patricia Donegan was 32nd.
Sasha Harrison (All Love du Fenaud), and Eric Smiley (Macloud) had
been eliminated after falls on the cross country element yesterday,
while Vina Buller's horse, Glencara, failed to pass the veterinary
test this morning after some soreness resulting from the cross country
stage on Saturday.
EVENTING - FINAL INDIVIDUAL IRISH PLACINGS AFTER SHOW JUMPING STAGE
JANE O'FLYNN; KILNADEEMA STAR 82.00
28) SUSAN SHORTT; JUST BEAUTY QUEEN 107.00
32) PATRICIA DONEGAN; DON'T STEP BACK 132.40
USA team won the Three Day Event outright with 175.40 penalties,
with France Second on 192.40, and Gt. Britain Third on 199 penalties.
Ireland were 7th with 1214.40 penalties.
individual Gold Medallist was France's Jean Teulere, riding Espoir
de la Mare, with Silver going to Gt. Britain's Jeanette Brakewell
on Over To You. Finland's Piia Pantsu on Ypaja Karuso took Bronze.
show jumping team of Kevin Babington, Cian O'Connor, Peter Charles
and Dermott Lennon will start their competitions next week, as will
the Irish Endurance team. Interviews with many of the Team Ireland
competitors are featured on an RTE2 documentary - Jerez and Beyond
- being screened at 11.30 p.m. tonight, Sunday.)